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Can I just copy over my home directory to a USB and copy them back? Will this cause any problems with permissions or anything?

What about the option to install without wiping my home...will that work?

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Yes, that should work fine.

However, if your /home on its own partition, there is an easier way; the Fedora installer (called Anaconda) can be told to re-use the old /home partition as the new /home partition.

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If you backup and restore your /home directory there shouldn't be any major problems especially if you're reinstalling the same version of Fedora. Otherwise there might be a couple of SELinux issues caused by the fact that new labels must be used for some of the files, but it's highly unlikely.

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